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October 13, 2020 Feature Gum DiseaseOral HealthPeriodontics

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Periodontal Disease: Is There a Link?

by Hannah E. Young, BKin, MSc Candidate; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, MSc, PhD.

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? When young women experience infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles, it is quite common for them to receive a diagnosis of PCOS from their physician. PCOS affects 4-21% of reproductive age women and is the

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February 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontology

20/20 Vision on Dental Hygiene

by Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

With the ball drop at midnight and the off-key vocals of “Auld Lang Syne” bidding farewell to 2019, we enter a time of both reflection on what the previous year brought, as well as turning our sights to the future

February 6, 2020 News News

Making a Difference in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease: Oral Science Partners with rdhu, Leader in Dental Hygiene Education

by Oral Sciene & rdhu

Oral Science is pleased to partner with rdhu, a leader in dental education across Canada. Being a real pioneer in the industry, rdhu is the first hands-on professional development centre for dental hygienists in Canada, and has emerged as widespread

August 30, 2019 News News

Zoledronic Acid Reduces Symptomatic Periodontal Disease In Osteoporosis Patients

by MDedge

Zoledronic acid was effective at preventing symptomatic periodontal disease in patients with osteoporosis and good oral hygiene, according to Akira Taguchi, DDS, PhD, of the department of oral and maxillofacial radiology at Matsumoto Dental University, Nagano, Japan, and associates. In

August 22, 2019 News News

Dental Professor Hopes NIH Grant Will Lead To New Therapies For Periodontal Disease

by Creighton University

Creighton University School of Dentistry Associate Professor D. Roselyn Cerutis, PhD, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study a potential therapy that may help reduce inflammation and bone loss in periodontal (gum) disease. Cerutis,

April 4, 2019 News News

Poor Oral Health May Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer Among African American Women

by Boston University School of Medicine

African American women with poor oral health may be more likely to get pancreatic cancer (PC). In the U.S., studies show that African Americans are more likely to get pancreatic cancer than Caucasians. Poor oral health, specifically adult tooth loss

January 29, 2019 News News

Periodontal Disease Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

by American Academy of Periodontology

A recent study has periodontists, experts in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, encouraging patients to maintain gum health in an effort to reduce their Alzheimer’s disease risk. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, uncovered a

December 5, 2018 News News

Study: Older Women Who Suffer From Tooth Loss are More Likely to Develop High Blood Pressure

by University at Buffalo

Postmenopausal women who have experienced loss of all teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a University at Buffalo study published Dec. 4 in the American Journal of Hypertension. Multiple studies have suggested an association

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October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The New Global Classification System for Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases: An Executive Summary for the Busy Dental Professional

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, BSc, MSc, PhD; Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD

Editor’s note: Please click tables to see an enlarged version. These are exciting times in the world of periodontology. The 2017 World Workshop, a combined collaboration by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP),

October 9, 2018 News News

Periodontal Disease Bacteria May Kick-Start Alzheimer’s

by University of Illinois at Chicago

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

April 24, 2018 News NewsPeriodontics

FDI Puts Focus on Global Prevention of Periodontal Disease

by FDI, PR Newswire

FDI World Dental Federation published two resources – a white paper and a practical guide – as part of its Global Periodontal Health Project (GPHP), which aims to bring attention to periodontal health as a priority area for policy worldwide.

February 14, 2017 Product Spotlight

OraVital Unveils Guarantee Effectiveness at CDS 2017

by OraVital Inc.

During the 2017 Chicago Midwinter Meeting, OraVital Inc. will be unveiling a dental industry first guarantee on its comprehensive OraVital® System, when applied to the diagnosis and treatment of gingivitis and mild to moderate periodontal disease. OraVital will be exhibiting

January 19, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Periodontal Disease Research Begins for Treatment Options

by Wilfred Laurier University

Studies have shown problems with oral health are strong co-indicators of other serious diseases including diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. In 2009, the cost associated with the treatment of periodontal disease was shown be second only to cardiovascular disease in

March 24, 2012 News ClinicalPeriodontologySalivary biomarkers

Treatment for Gum Disease Can Lower Medical Costs for People With Diabetes

by ken

United Concordia Dental offers innovative program in response to study findings – from PR Newswire HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Medical costs are lower for people with diabetes who receive treatment for gum disease, according to a study presented today to

November 25, 2011 News Laser DentistryPeriodontology

Periodontists Worldwide Excited About Research Data for the LANAP(R) Protocol

by ken

Marketwire Press Release November 23, 2011 CERRITOS, CA, Nov 23, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — New research unveiled to a standing-room-only assembly of the leading periodontists across the globe shows regeneration of bone in teeth affected by periodontal disease when

July 28, 2011 News General NewsPeriodontologyPharmacology

Mouthwashing moms less likely to have a preemie

by ken

By Kerry Grens – July 28, 2011 (Reuters Health) – Expectant mothers who have gum disease are less likely to deliver their babies prematurely if they use mouthwash throughout their pregnancy, a new study suggests. Pregnant women with gum disease,

May 14, 2011 News Chronic dental care for the elderlyDental HygieneEvidence based dentistryGeneral NewsGeriodonticsInnovations in dentistryPathologySystemic linksTrends in DentistryWebsitesWomen in dentistry

Oral-systemic health and your dental team

by ken

From RDH – by Karen Davis – karen@karendavis.net Front office administrators, dental assistants, dentists, and dental hygienists have one thing in common: Patients will approach any of them to ask about something they just read or heard on TV regarding

May 6, 2011 News Innovations in dentistryPathologyPeriodontology

The Future of Dentistry: What can we expect? Turn on the blender….this is a two-parter in one go…..

by ken

Psssssssssssssst – grab a beer, this is a long’un From PerioEducation.com- by Kimberly R. Miller, RDH, BSDH The future of Dentistry is Wellness! With the innovation of salivary diagnostics, chair side blood testing and antioxidant screenings, we can preemptively uncover

April 10, 2011 News Systemic links

Strokes – Gum Disease More Harmful Than Diabetes

by ken

From Medical News Today New research suggests that gum disease carries a higher risk of causing a stroke thandiabetes, and its impact is nearly the equivalent of high blood pressure as a major cause of strokes.  High blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes (diabetes mellitus) are widely

April 5, 2011 News Dental ethicsEndodontics

Endodontic Parousia – Nullius in Verba Redux

by ken

The intent of this “article/op-ed/editorial” piece is to see if I can finally shake loose those of you who read this blog, spend time on it and yet don’t post……….the point of this “MASHUP” is to engender “discovery” of information,